Ruth M. CherbonneauOctober 22,2012Ruth M. Cherbonneau
EAST ARLINGTON — Ruth Mary Cherbonneau, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Shaftsbury, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
She was born in Long Island City, N.Y., June 21, 1926, the daughter of John A. and Marion A. (Marsh) Testa.
She received her education in Bronx, N.Y., and later graduated from Traphagen School of Fashion.
Mrs. Cherbonneau was employed by the Bank of New York and later in Manchester, at Factory Point Bank.
She was a communicant of Christ Our Savior Parish (St. Paul Catholic Church) in Manchester and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Arlington, a life member of Catholic Daughters of America, and a member of the Southern Vermont Art Center, Friends of Hildene, RSVP and Arlington Garden Club.
She was a seamstress, an avid gardener and enjoyed music.
Survivors include four children, Alison Grant of Rutland, Judy Cherbonneau of Claremont, N.H., Darcy Swan of Newport, N.H., and Henry Cherbonneau of Sabbatus, Maine; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Cherbonneau was predeceased by two siblings, Robert Testa and Isabelle Gaudio.
The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Christ Our Savior Parish (St. Paul) in Manchester, followed by a reception in the church hall.
Burial will be in Dellwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boys/Girls Club of America or one’s favorite charity, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral and Cremation Services, 385 Bonnet St., Manchester, VT 05255.
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